Okra with Potatoes

  I love okra especially when satueed until it is dry and well cooked.  I have posted multiple okra recipes.  But this is my favorite recipe.  On the other hand this is the most time consuming okra recipe as well.  But the extra time is worth it. Ingredients: 1/2 lb okra 1/2 lb potatoes 1…

Ribollita

Ribollita is a famous Italian-Tuscan soup with vegetables and bread.  It’s very similar to minestrone soup but Ribollita had beans instead odd pasta. with temperatures plummeting below freezing, who would not like to have a warm bowl of soup.  This soup includes a variety of vegetables with cannelloni beans.  Here is my variation of this…

Spicy String Bean Curry

Ingredients: ½ lb string beans ½ cup red onions thinly sliced 2-3 cloves garlic chopped into small pieces 2 small tomatoes chopped 1 teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon curry powder 1 ½ cups water 4 dried red chilies broken into 2pieces Strand of curry leaves Method: Wash and cut string beans into one-inch pieces. In…

Mushroom Pulav with Fried Soy Chunks

Even though mushrooms are not a delicacy in Sri Lanka, I thought to try this dish in combination with the soy chunks.  I used the same spices that I would use for any other vegetable pulav. Ingredients: ¾ cup basmati rice 2 cups water 3 tablespoons canola oil ½ cup chopped red onion 1 teaspoon…

Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a very simple dish to make.   It just starts with slices of baguette as a base and any toppings you wish.  Normally tomatoes are parboiled and peeled before making this dish. But when boiled and peeled, tomatoes have a tendency to become mushy and soggy.  So I thought of using fresh tomatoes with…